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Friday, July 05, 2013

Aby and I went to the Fourth of July party held at my aunt's house - and as expected, there was tons of food. It was actually a bit of a "lighter" year this time - I think they've sort of gotten the message that the heavy stuff isn't really good for them anymore - but there was still enough there to tempt even the most perfect angel.

I had a small burger (and I MEAN small - I don't think it was even 2 ounces, and that was deliberate), a bunch of raw onions and carrots, a spoon of cole slaw (about a tablespoon, I'd guess), hummus and sour cream dip (teaspoon each), a deviled egg, and a small brownie bite. Not bad, for me.

Then the steamed Maryland blue crabs came out. :/

I admit it. I had 18 steamed crabs. I'm not going to lie. They're a delicacy here. They're incredibly expensive. They're the epitome of summer. Diet be damned.

I felt so guilty.... until I got home and tracked. I was really worried, too - but....

18 steamed crabs ended up only being 590 calories. Almost no carbs. Almost no fat. And a crap-ton of protein. I was THRILLED beyond belief.

I actually STUCK to my plan yesterday, even when I thought I hadn't. I stuck to it so well that I was actually able to have a piece of fruit later for a snack! Aby did very well, too. We were both so happy.

The crowning jewel of the day was when I found out that the bathing suit I'd selected was actually too big. WOW!

This has definitely been one of the happiest Fourths I can remember.

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    What a great feeling to hold yourself accountable and find out that you actually indulged AND stayed within your goal calories!! It is sort of like discovering that it IS possible to have your cake and eat it too!!
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